Blockade has already ended.. MFN is just working with Federal, and local officials to have a plan in place to try to deal with it swiftly if the protesters start things up again..
Note that talking to IR today, the outsiders are mostly politically motivated left-wing types, the local community is strongly behind the mine, and in fact the temporary blockade hurt them too, as it's the same road that supplies the village with supplies..
Hopefully, this is more a bump in the road than a major issue, we'll see..
Fact is no matter where in the world you try to mine, there's always some opposition to it, and that includes 'safe' countries like the US or Canada..
As I understand, MFN built the locals a brand new village and moved the entire village so that the mine could be built, and it seemed that the new village was a big improvement, and a nice place. Besides that they will offer some good jobs, as well. It would surprise me if the locals weren't behind MFN, since MFN appears to have treated them fairly.
I am no short I can assure you. I am buying my friend. Minefinders is stupidly cheap by evey friggin metric you can value a goldstock by. I have no idea why it is this friggin cheap. The mine will earn something like the entire market capitalization of MFN in something like 3 years....ridiculously undervalued. When this moves, it will make the shorts heads spin around like Regan in The Exorcist. there.